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Former Tulum treasurer connected to 114 million in irregular performance

Tulum, Q.R. — The former treasurer of Tulum has been outfitted with an electronic ankle bracelet after a judge found him connected to irregular performance, which according to the Auditoría Superior del Estado (Aseqroo), totals more than 114 million peso.

Oscar Conde Casto, who served as treasurer of Tulum during the administration of David Balam Chan (2013-2016), has been found connected to the process of irregular performance of civil service. According to a statement from the office of la Fiscalía Especializada en Combate a la Corrupción, 12 properties in five municipalities have also been seized by federal authorities in a bid to repay the financial damages of which he is accused.

The agency reports the seizure of seven properties in Othón P. Blanco, two in Benito Juárez, one in Bacalar, one in Solidaridad and one on the island of Cozumel.

The former treasurer is accused of contracting the goods and services of 29 suppliers that were unduly performed by the City of Tulum between January and September 2016.

In a statement, la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP) said “the Judge ensured the personal surveillance of the accused with the placement of electronic devices. His passport was also secured and he has been forbidden to leave the state of Quintana Roo. He will also have to check in with the SSP on the 30th of each month.”

Three other former officials are also being investigated for this same violation, one of which is the former mayor of Tulum, David Balam Chan, who has been under house arrest since October 2019.